English History (Part 15)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 4,443

  • 1900-06-06 Arthur Askey, actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1900-07-02 Tyrone Guthrie, English actor (d. 1971)
  • 1900-07-10 Elsie Evelyn Laye, English singer/actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow)
  • 1900-08-03 Ernie Pyle, England, correspondent during WW II

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1900-08-04 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, British consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death, born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2002)

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • 1900-08-31 Roland Culver, actor (Thunderball, Encore), born in London, England
  • 1900-09-07 "Janet" Taylor Caldwell, English novelist (Melissa)
  • 1900-09-09 James Hilton, English novelist (Goodbye Mr Chips)
  • 1900-12-03 Lester Matthews, Nottingham England, (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu)
  • 1900-12-17 Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (d. 1998)
  • 1901-01-02 Rex O'Malley, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight), born in London, England
  • 1901-01-06 Patrick Aherne, England, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay, Q Planes)
  • 1901-02-15 Christmas Humphreys, England, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
  • 1901-02-18 Reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), born in London, England
  • 1901-03-15 J Pat O'Malley, England, actor (Touch of Grace, Gunn, Star!)
  • 1901-04-15 Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
  • 1901-05-23 Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]
  • 1901-06-01 John Van Druten, English screen writer (d. 1957)
  • 1901-06-03 Maurice Evans, Dorchester England, actor (Maurice-Bewitched)
  • 1901-07-13 Eric Portman, Yorkshire England, actor (Naked Edge, Canterbury Tale), (d. 1969)
  • 1901-07-14 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), born in London, England
  • 1901-08-14 James Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller
  • 1901-09-17 Francis Chichester, Barnstaple, Devon, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
  • 1901-10-13 Edward Chapman, Harrogate England, actor (Promoter, Rembrandt)
  • 1901-11-17 Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)
  • 1901-12-21 Robin Irvine, actor (Easy Virtue), born in London, England
  • 1901-12-25 Alice C, English duchess of Gloucester/aunt of Elizabeth II
  • 1901-12-27 Irene Handl, actress (Riding High, Morgan), born in London, England
  • 1902-01-05 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • 1902-01-16 Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1902-01-30 Nikolaus Pevsner, Engl, art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • 1902-02-21 Arthur D Nock, English/US historian (St Paul)
  • 1902-03-28 Flora Robson, South Shields England, actress (Dominique is Dead)
  • 1902-03-29 William Walton, England, composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins)
  • 1902-04-13 Godfrey Kenton, English actor (Well's Theater), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1902-04-20 Donald Wolfit, England, actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed)
  • 1902-04-22 Megan Lloyd George, English politician
  • 1902-05-02 Brian Aherne, Worcestershire England, actor (Juarez)
  • 1902-05-30 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist (Arzawa civilization, Turkey)
  • 1902-07-20 Dilys Powell, English writer (Descent from Parnassus)
  • 1902-07-24 Nora Swinburne, England, actress (Quo Vardis, Dinner at Ritz, River)
  • 1902-08-16 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child)
  • 1902-08-22 Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex)
  • 1902-09-04 Lorna Johnstone, England, equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968)
  • 1902-09-20 Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, Kingston upon Hull, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning)
  • 1902-09-21 Allen Lane, English publisher/founder (Penguin Books)
  • 1902-10-28 Elsa Lanchester, , actress (Bride of Frankenstien), born in London, England
  • 1902-12-09 Richard A Butler, England, Dutch min of Finance/Foreign affairs
  • 1902-12-20 George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews
  • 1903-01-06 Francis L Sullivan, actor (Missing Rembrandt), born in London, England
  • 1903-01-07 Alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1903-01-10 Barbara Hepworth, English abstract sculptor/actress (Rescued by Rover)
  • 1903-02-21 Eric Fogg, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939)
  • 1903-02-27 Reginald Gardiner, Wimbledon England, actor (Great Dictator)
  • 1903-03-24 Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer (Observer of Life)
  • 1903-03-25 Binnie Barnes, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1903-04-15 John Williams, England, actor (Niles-Family Affair, Dial M for Murder)
  • 1903-05-12 Wilfrid Hyde-White, England, actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place)

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1903-05-29 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], British born American entertainer, born in London, England (d. 2003)

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • 1903-06-29 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (d. 1942)
  • 1903-07-01 Amy Johnson, British pilot, first female pilot to fly alone Britain to Australia, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1941)
  • 1903-07-01 Beatrix Lehmann, England, actress (Candles at Nine, Staircase)
  • 1903-07-13 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (d. 1983)
  • 1903-10-01 George Coulouris, actor (Runaway Bus), born in Manchester, England
  • 1903-10-04 Lord Roborough, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1903-10-28 Evelyn A Waugh, author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop), born in London, England
  • 1903-11-11 Thomas Edward Allibone, Sheffield South Yorkshire, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration)
  • 1903-11-27 Mona Washbourne, England, actress (Stevie, Billie Liar, Driver's Seat)
  • 1903-12-17 Ray Noble, English bandleader and actor (d. 1978)
  • 1903-12-19 Cyril Dean Darlington, England, biologist (hereditary mechanisms)
  • 1904-01-13 Richard Addinsell, composer (Taming of Shrew), born in London, England
  • 1904-01-14 Cecil Beaton, England, royal family photographer
  • 1904-01-18 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], Bristol England, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
  • 1904-02-20 Bramwell Fletcher, Yorkshire England, actor (White Cargo, Mummy)
  • 1904-03-16 Clive Morton, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), born in London, England

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1904-04-14 John Gielgud, actor and director (Arthur, Ages of Man), born in London, England

  • 1904-05-06 Catherine Lacey, actress (Sorcerors), born in London, England
  • 1904-05-19 Anthony Bushell, Kent England, actor (Journey's End)
  • 1904-06-02 Frank Runacres, English artist (d. 1
  • 1904-07-04 Angela Baddeley, actress (Ghost Train, Tom Jones), born in London, England
  • 1904-07-05 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector
  • 1904-07-06 Robert Whitney, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, conductor (Sospiro do Roma)
  • 1904-08-04 Joe Tate, English footballer (d. 1973)
  • 1904-08-26 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Goodbye to Berlin), born in High Lane, Cheshire (d. 1986)
  • 1904-09-19 Bergen Evans, Ohio, English professor ($64,000 Question)
  • 1904-09-30 Frank Lawton, actor (Devil Doll, Invisible Ray), born in London, England

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1904-10-02 [Henry] Graham Greene, English novelist (Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1991)

  • 1904-10-13 Wilfred Pickles, Halifax England, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog)
  • 1904-10-20 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1904-11-08 Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (d. 1990)
  • 1904-11-28 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a cold climate)
  • 1905-01-02 Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time)
  • 1905-01-11 John Henry Jacques, Northumberland, England, co-operative retailer
  • 1905-01-15 Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
  • 1905-01-26 Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1905-02-04 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (d. 1986)
  • 1905-02-24 Eric Boyland, English biochemist (Cancer research), born in Manchester (d. 2002)
  • 1905-03-09 Peter C Quennell, English biographer/critic (Byron in Italy)
  • 1905-03-09 Rex Warner, English poet/writer (Wild Goose Chase)
  • 1905-03-10 Richard Haydn, English actor (d. 1985)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1401 - 1,500 of 2,203

  • 1951-12-10 Algernon Blackwood, English writer (b. 1869)
  • 1952-02-13 Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
  • 1952-03-04 Charles Scott Sherrington, English scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)

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1952-09-06 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 1952-11-29 Rosa Lewis, English chef/owner (Cavendish Hotel London), dies
  • 1952-12-08 Charles Lightoller, English second officer on the Titanic (b. 1874)
  • 1953-06-16 Margaret Bondfield, English politician and 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), dies at 80
  • 1953-10-03 Arnold Bax, English composer known for his orchestral music (Coronation March), dies at 69
  • 1953-10-08 Kathleen Ferrier, English alto singer, dies at 41
  • 1953-11-24 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist, dies at 70
  • 1954-02-26 William R Inge, English theologist/philosopher, dies at 93
  • 1954-11-29 George Edward Robey, English comic/actor (Henry IV), dies at 85
  • 1954-12-20 James Hilton, English author (Lost Horizon), dies at 54

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1955-03-11 Alexander Fleming, English bacteriologist (penicillin), dies at 73

  • 1955-07-13 Ruth Ellis, last English woman (murderess), executed by hanging
  • 1955-12-27 Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (b. 1881)
  • 1956-01-23 Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62

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1956-01-31 A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74

Author A. A. Milne
Author
A. A. Milne
  • 1956-05-15 Austin Osman Spare, English magician (b. 1886)

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1956-09-22 Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 79

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • 1957-01-21 Arthur L Bowley, English statistician/economist, dies at 87
  • 1957-03-23 L Patrick Abercrombie, English architect, dies at 77
  • 1957-03-29 Joyce A L Cary, English writer (Horse's Mouth), dies at 68
  • 1957-06-27 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48
  • 1957-08-19 David Bomberg, English painter (b. 1890)
  • 1957-09-01 Dennis Brain, English musician (b. 1921)
  • 1958-01-11 Alec Rowley, English composer, dies at 65
  • 1958-02-06 David Pegg, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • 1958-02-06 Tommy Taylor, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • 1958-02-06 Geoff Bent, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • 1958-02-06 Roger Byrne, English footballer (b. 1929)
  • 1958-02-06 Mark Jones, English footballer (b. 1933)
  • 1958-02-06 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)
  • 1958-02-06 Walter Crickmer, English football club secretary and manager
  • 1958-02-13 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, a leading suffragette (English) "Queen of the mob" (b.1880)
  • 1958-02-21 Duncan Edwards, English footballer (b. 1936)

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1958-04-16 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, dies of ovarian cancer at 37

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • 1958-05-19 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
  • 1958-06-29 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (b. 1865)
  • 1958-08-03 Peter Collins, English race car driver (b. 1931)
  • 1958-08-05 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
  • 1958-08-26 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer, dies at 85
  • 1959-01-22 Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1929)
  • 1959-02-15 Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
  • 1959-03-07 Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), dies
  • 1959-03-11 Haydn Wood, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1959-06-01 Sax Rohmer, English author (b. 1883)
  • 1959-08-19 Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • 1959-11-10 Lupino Lane, English actor (Deputy Drummer), dies at 67
  • 1959-12-23 Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78
  • 1960-05-12 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, dies at 70
  • 1960-06-27 Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
  • 1960-09-27 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
  • 1960-11-03 Harold Spencer Jones, London, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun
  • 1961-01-14 Ernest Thesiger, English actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81
  • 1961-01-14 Henry Geehl, English composer, dies at 79
  • 1961-03-08 Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
  • 1961-07-16 [Louise] Sophie M E de Vries, actress (English Prof), dies at 88
  • 1961-10-14 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (b. 1876)
  • 1962-01-16 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
  • 1962-04-04 James Hanratty, executed at Bedford Prison, England, for the murder of Michael Gregsten (b. 1936)
  • 1962-06-02 Vita Sackville-West, English writer and gardener (Sissinghurst), dies at 70
  • 1962-06-12 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
  • 1962-07-20 George MacAulay Trevelyan, English royal historian, dies at 86
  • 1962-12-15 Charles Laughton, English actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 63
  • 1963-01-11 Arthur D Nock, English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • 1963-07-10 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (b. 1893)
  • 1963-08-30 Guy Burgess, English-born Soviet spy (b. 1911)
  • 1963-10-13 Henry Daniell, English actor (Woman in Green, Body Snatchers), dies
  • 1963-11-13 Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)

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1963-11-22 Aldous Huxley, English author ('Brave New World'), dies at 69

  • 1963-11-22 William R Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87
  • 1964-01-17 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57

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1964-01-17 T. H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

Author T. H. White
Author
T. H. White
  • 1964-02-03 Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (b. 1880)
  • 1964-02-08 Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), dies at 91
  • 1964-08-13 Peter Anthony Allen is the last person executed (for murder) in England and United Kingdom at Walton Prison, Liverpool
  • 1964-09-18 Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
  • 1964-11-28 Jan Fabricius, Dutch/English playwright (Dolle Hans), dies at 93
  • 1964-12-09 Edith L Sitwell, English poet/author (Wheels), dies at 77
  • 1965-03-28 VAA Mary, English princess, dies at 67
  • 1965-04-21 Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
  • 1965-12-16 William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91
  • 1965-12-22 Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1913)
  • 1966-04-02 Cecil Scott Forester, English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66
  • 1966-05-14 Megan Lloyd George, English politician, dies at 64

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1966-05-24 Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), dies at 80

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1966-07-01 Pauline Boty, English artist, dies of cancer at 29
  • 1966-07-30 Edward G Craig, English actor/dir (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94

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1966-10-10 Charlotte Cooper, English tennis champion and the 1st female Olympic champion in 1900, dies at 96

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1966-10-26 Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)
  • 1967-01-22 Robert Henriques, English writer (b. 1905)
  • 1967-07-21 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
  • 1967-08-09 Joe Orton, English actor/playwright (Leaf, Murdered), dies at 34
  • 1967-09-01 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
  • 1967-10-03 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72
  • 1967-10-07 Norman Angell (Lane), English journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1933), dies
  • 1967-11-13 Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)
  • 1968-05-01 Harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71
  • 1968-08-31 George P Gooch, English historian/House of Commons leader, dies